FJ 40 Shackle Bolt Diameter?

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I am making some new shackles for my 73 FJ40 and someone has put some non-factory bolts in there.

What is the diameter on this year cruiser?

Thanks for your help as always, ROB
 
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Check out Spector Off-road’s web site. They have a nice drawing of a factory shackle with dimensions. The factory shackles pins are 15mm, after market pins are usually 9/16 or 5/8. You need to get bushings w/ the correct inner id. for the shackle pins that you are using.

Right now I run 5/8 grade 8 bolts (5inch long, I think) with nylon lock bolts. They have worked well, although I do frequently lubricate and check for looseness.
 
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My understanding was that the 80 and up were 18mm like the mini-trucks and that the olders were smaller.

I'll check out the SOR catalog.

Thanks
 
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